Brent Rose

Brent RoseVisiting Assistant Professor
Music Theory, Jazz History, Saxophone


Office: 348 Performing Arts Center
Phone: 504-280-5496


Educational Background:
MM, University of New Orleans

After a four-year stint traveling with the U. S. Marine Corps Band, Brent Rose went on to earn a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of New Orleans under the tutelage of Ed Petersen and Ellis Marsalis. In 1998, he was awarded the Ernest and Shirley Svenson Jazz Composition Award for his piece "Kirotedo," which is the lead-off tune on Quintology's debut disc.

Professor Rose is a staple on the popular Frenchmen Street music scene and is a widely sought-after performer and studio musician. In addition to playing with the Joe Krown Organ Combo, Rose's professional career has included stints with Quintology, Galactic, Nicholas Payton, the Temptations, Flavor Kings, Adonis Rose, New World Funk Ensemble, and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.

He has played and recorded with the Joe Krown Organ Combo, Quintology, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Chévere, Have Soul Will Travel, and the Naked Orchestra.

Professor Brent Rose teaches theory, jazz history, and saxophone at UNO. He also advises students in the Music Studies program and directs the rock band.

Joe Krown Organ Combo
New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Courses Taught

  • Theory
  • Jazz History
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Jazz Saxophone